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Targeting Glucagon Pathway May Offer a New Approach to Treating Diabetes

(Science Daily) Maintaining the right level of sugar in the blood is the responsibility not only of insulin, which removes glucose, but also of a hormone called glucagon, which adds glucose. For decades, treatments for type II diabetes have taken aim at insulin, but a new study suggests that a better approach may be to target glucagon's sweetening effect…
The new study shows how glucagon's effect on glucose could be disrupted without disturbing glucagon's other duties, raising prospects for a safer anti-glucagon diabetes treatment.
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